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Vice President, Impact Investments

We are seeking a Vice President, Impact Investments for the New Markets Support Company (NMSC).  NMSC delivers creative fi­nancing solutions to expand economic opportunity and empower underserved communities across the country. We utilize a combination of public and private financing tools to offer loan and investment products targeted to underserved people and communities.

The Vice President, Impact Investments will report to NMSC’s Chief Operating Officer and will drive the deployment and effective portfolio management of our mezzanine loan funds, providing growth capital to lower middle market companies with the double bottom line of financial return for our investors, and increasing living wage job opportunities for employees. He/she will lead the processes to manage investment opportunity sourcing and selection, business due diligence, underwriting and Investment Committee approval, and ensure quality operating performance of portfolio companies.  He/she will play an active role in managing relationships with all deal sources, prospective investment candidates, portfolio companies, capital providers, and NMSC team members. 

Essential Duties:

The candidate will play a key role in driving the success of each phase of the investment effort, including:

  • Source and evaluate new investment opportunities

  • Valuation, pricing, and structuring considerations

  • Manage and coordinate the diligence process to include industry and competitive analysis, financial and operating performance assessments, customer and other third-party references, and evaluation of management

  • Lead the underwriting process to include the development of financial models, industry research and analytics, investor presentations, and investment committee materials

  • Manage and coordinate attorneys, accountants, consultants, senior lenders, and other capital and service providers

  • Actively serve as thought partner and collaborate with all team members

  • Actively engage with portfolio companies and assist management teams with strategic, financial, and operational initiatives

  • Proactively partner with and drive portfolio company management teams to achieve identified strategic objectives and operating performance that delivers successful investment outcomes at attractive valuations

  • Assist with other functions as necessary, including the creation of tools/templates, marketing materials, press releases, other brand building activities, recruiting, and internal processes

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilitities Required:

1. Undergraduate degree required, MBA highly preferred

2. Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience in the finance and consulting sectors

3. Minimum of 2-4 years of lower middle market mezzanine lending experience (operating business focus)

4. Proven ability to develop a business strategy and implement with success

5. Strong credit and analytical skills

6. Able to travel a minimum of 25%

7. The candidate will exhibit and have a track record to demonstrate the following critcal qualities:

  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment

  • Self-starter with strong motivation to succeed supported by a committed work ethic

  • Problem solver with strong analytical framework applied to all business processes

  • Ability to demonstrate strong impact across many dimensions of the investment process in a condensed time period: business development, industry and business analysis, and effective relationship management

  • Relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Organizational discipline and time management skills

  • Ability to develop, pursue and focus on clear goals

  • Ability to have fun

We offer a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package.

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements via e-mail to Steve Petsos, SVP/Chief Operating Officer at


Senior Credit Analyst

We are seeking a Senior Credit Analyst for New Markets Support Company (NMSC).  New Markets Support Company (NMSC) delivers creative fi­nancing solutions to expand economic opportunity and empower underserved communities across the country. We increase access to capital by tailoring our products and services to meet the needs of our clients and partners.

The Senior Credit Analyst is responsible for the due diligence and evaluation of Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loan requests by reviewing and analyzing financial and industry data, borrower performance and management capabilities to assess credit worthiness and estimate degree of risk involved in extending credit.

Essential Duties:

  • Analyze and review financial statements (including audited/compiled/reviewed statements, corporate and/or personal tax returns, personal financial statements, credit bureau reports) on a portfolio of diversified loan types.

  • Prepare written credit memorandums that consist of a thorough and objective analysis of the following; financial condition and credit worthiness of prospective and current borrowers, lending risks, clearly identifying offsetting mitigants, prevailing industry and market conditions, management team, collateral, debt service and covenant compliance, deal loan structuring.

  • Provide/recommend credit risk ratings consistent with the organization’s credit guidelines and/or loan policy.

  • Work closely with Senior Credit Officer and lending staff in understanding complex credit needs.

  • Ensure satisfactory turnaround of loan requests.

  • Perform annual reviews of existing loan portfolio as needed.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilitities Required:

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting, finance, business administration, or economics. Advanced degree in business field helpful.  Minimum 3-5 years of experience in credit analysis and/or commercial underwriting.  General knowledge of SBA loan structuring, underwriting, documentation, and credit is a plus. Knowledge of New Markets Tax Credit transactions is a plus. Strong knowledge of Microsoft suite products (Word, Excel, etc.).  Formal credit training is a plus. Excellent oral and written presentation skills in addition to strong analytical and practical problem-solving with strong attention to detail. Experience with financial statement spreading software. Thorough understanding of risks (market, interest rate, industry, etc.) as it applies to the underwriting process.  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a dynamic team environment.  Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, managing time and resources to ensure work is completed efficiently and within established timeframes.

We offer a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package.

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements via e-mail to Rosa Hall -